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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Enough with Yaman

enough is hard to define when referring to how the week spent with Yaman was. i count enough how she keeps on jumping when i arrived, indicating just how happy and excited she was on seeing me after 6 long months. i count enough that we spent her 6th birthday with her Daddy here in Naga. i count enough how we tickle each other before waking up.  i count enough taking her to school every day from monday to thursday around 8am, then fetching her by the gate come release time of 3pm. i count enough the clutch of her small strong hands as we walk the streets of the village, the route to sm and back. i count enough that we now have a favorite spot at shakey's naga which she readily goes to when entering. i count enough that today, we got to play tetris in E63 called globalboxx, that we got to play tickle before brushing her teeth, that we got to talk of how the Korean movie 'Mama' made me cry on the flight home, and she clutched me so tight with the idea of her mom drenched with tears and chose to just embrace and cuddle me, despite her tita yumi offering her arms for an embrace.  i count the many more enoughs in the future with my abalantung.  there is no saying enough after all.

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